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Southwest passengers receive checks after deadly accident Southwest passengers receive checks after deadly accident
- April 21, 2018

The woman later died of blunt force trauma to her head, neck and torso. The AP reported, Shults maintained a cool, calm demeanor as she communicated with air traffic control about the emergency, as can be heard through the released audio recording. (more...)
Deputies: One Shot At Florida High School Deputies: One Shot At Florida High School
- April 21, 2018

The sheriff said the shooting was intentional, but did not offer a motive or release the identities of the victim or the shooter. "As someone who attended the March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C., I was moved to see the student body of my former high school felt moved to act as well", Delgrego said. (more...)
Democrat hopes McConnell changes mind about bill to protect Mueller's job Democrat hopes McConnell changes mind about bill to protect Mueller's job
- April 21, 2018

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley , an Iowa Republican, put the bill on his committee's agenda for a markup Thursday, which under the panel's rules means it will it will come before the committee next week. This is nonsense. After numerous indictments and guilty pleas already obtained by Mueller , and a related investigation that led to a raid last week by federal agents on the office, home and hotel room of Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, the president continues to attack ... (more...)
Rep. Stewart applauds Rep. Stewart applauds "positive step forward" with North Korea
- April 20, 2018

Trump confirmed this week that Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo had travelled to North Korea to meet Kim, paving the way for Trump to hold the summit. "They are proliferators. So the danger is not just what they might do, the danger is who they might sell one element of that to, which might be enough to endanger the world even further". (more...)
Queen addresses world leaders on Day 1 of CHOGM Queen addresses world leaders on Day 1 of CHOGM
- April 20, 2018

Her unusually candid declaration was made at what will nearly certainly be her last attendance at the Commonwealth heads of government meeting (CHOGM) as she welcomed presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers to the two-day biennial summit at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. (more...)
Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuban president Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuban president
- April 20, 2018

Fidel Castro died in 2016. Still, Diaz-Canel is not known to support changing Cuba's government from the one-party system in place since the revolution, a demand from anti-Castro politicians in Washington. In his first speech as President, Mr Diaz-Canel said: "The mandate given by the people to this house is to give continuity to the Cuban revolution in a crucial historic moment". (more...)
Swaziland king changes country's name to Kingdom of eSwatini Swaziland king changes country's name to Kingdom of eSwatini
- April 20, 2018

It appears to be as easy as that, as the king is an absolute monarch. 'As we are aware, ' he announced, 'the name "Swaziland" was inherited from the British. Accordingly citizens of the kingdom without gender differentiation would henceforth be known as eMaswati. Mswati III has used the new name in previous official speeches. (more...)
Two Florida sheriff's deputies shot to death through restaurant window Two Florida sheriff's deputies shot to death through restaurant window
- April 20, 2018

During a press conference on Thursday evening, Sheriff Bobby Schultz named the victims as Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Taylor Lindsey , and said they were eating at the restaurant when the shooting happened. The sheriff's office said there is no apparent motive yet. The two planned to compete in the upcoming First Responder Olympics, Sheriff Schultz said. (more...)
Former New York mayor Giuliani joins Trump legal team Former New York mayor Giuliani joins Trump legal team
- April 20, 2018

Giuliani was a high-profile supporter of Trump, a fellow New Yorker, during his 2016 presidential campaign. Asked by reporters on Wednesday about his plans for Mueller and Rosenstein, Trump said: "They've been saying I'm going to get rid of them for the last three months, four months, five months, and they're still here". (more...)
Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA
- April 20, 2018

Had Flake remained a no on that vote, it would have caused significant complications, with Vice President Pence, who as the president of the Senate is the official tiebreaker, in Florida to attend Trump's meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (more...)
[BREAKING] Plane crashes near Belfast International airport [BREAKING] Plane crashes near Belfast International airport
- April 20, 2018

Factual statements in regards to the sufferers have not been published. Emergency services, including ambulance crews and the fire services, are at the scene. The plane came down close to a wooded area near Nutts Corner, three miles from Belfast International Airport, shortly after midday. The Air Accident Investigation Branch has said an investigation is underway. (more...)
Play-offs: Raptors go 2-0 up after record points high Play-offs: Raptors go 2-0 up after record points high
- April 20, 2018

The Toronto Raptors did not hold a practice with media availability on Wednesday. However, the old saying says, "The series doesn't start until the home team loses". Wonderful. That's been the story all year. The Celtics knew they'd need their younger players to step up this postseason with Kyrie Irving sidelined for the postseason. (more...)
Local school systems respond to hack in TNReady website Local school systems respond to hack in TNReady website
- April 20, 2018

State Education Commissioner Candice McQueen sent out a series of emails to state directors, saying the system had apparently come under "deliberate attack". Jackson-Madison County Schools reported no issues as of Wednesday morning. Kurtz said her son thrives at L&N Stem Academy, but the tests don't represent that. (more...)
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sean Hannity? How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sean Hannity?
- April 19, 2018

The identities of those clients were bound to impress: the President of the United States, Fox News' Sean Hannity and Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy. Cohen wanted to write Hannity's name on a piece of paper, put it in a sealed envelope and hand it to the judge for her eyes only. HANNITY: And it's a big step for him. (more...)
Everyone gets another day to file their taxes after IRS site outage Everyone gets another day to file their taxes after IRS site outage
- April 19, 2018

You have one more day to file your taxes after the IRS website crashed yesterday. The IRS has not issued a statement about the outage but did tweet out that you can file for a six-month extension if your taxes aren't finished. Taxpayers looking to pay their taxes or estimated taxes from their bank accounts using the IRS's Direct Pay function were greeted with this message: "Alert: This service is now unavailable". (more...)
Giant tumbleweeds are causing giants headaches for this Californ Giant tumbleweeds are causing giants headaches for this Californ
- April 19, 2018

Heavy winds have caused a Southern California town to become deluged with tumbleweeds. I couldn't have said it better myself. ABC7 anchor Leticia Juarez said of the weeds, "Once you handle these things, you really realize you don't want to, they hurt, there's lots of thorny, pokey things all over them". (more...)
Senate invasion: APC disowns Omo-Agege, says action an attack on democracy Senate invasion: APC disowns Omo-Agege, says action an attack on democracy
- April 19, 2018

The Senate has also mandated that Parliamentary Support Group ( Senate) for President Muhammadu Buhari in which Senator Omo- Agege is the Secretary and Senator Abdullahi Adamu, APC, Nasarawa West is the Chairman, must be disbanded immediately. (more...)
Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico
- April 19, 2018

A boy walks near houses with plastic sheets replacing roofs hit by Hurricane Maria in September, in a neighbourhood in Canovanas, Puerto Rico April 10, 2018. Fredyson Martinez, vice president of a union that represents power company workers in Puerto Rico, told The Associated Press that he was concerned about the two back-to-back incidents. (more...)
In wake of Syria strikes, lawmakers seek updated war authorization In wake of Syria strikes, lawmakers seek updated war authorization
- April 19, 2018

Or, as Defense News puts it, "the proposed bill would cover all terrorist groups the U.S.is now fighting, and it would not restrict the president from taking immediate action against enemies in other global hot spots". That's pretty clear with the 2018 AUMF's (just like the 2002 version) use of a catch-all clause of giving the president authorization to go after "associated forces", which not surprisingly, are to be determined by the White House, not Congress. (more...)
Reports on new air base bombings a false alarm Reports on new air base bombings a false alarm
- April 19, 2018

It did not elaborate or say who carried out the airstrikes early Tuesday. The source added that Russian Federation is investigating the incident. Pro-Syrian regime outlets and social-media accounts had reported that air defences had foiled a missile attack on Shayrat air base near Homs, the same location that was targeted in U.S. (more...)
Microsoft's next extension offers real-time protection for Chrome on Windows Microsoft's next extension offers real-time protection for Chrome on Windows
- April 19, 2018

Google Chrome 66 also addresses many more security flaws and bugs that are rated "critical" or "high" in severity. If you ever come across such a website, Microsoft's extension will show a red warning screen, and explain the risks involved in browsing the site. (more...)
Gun Control or Guns for Teachers? Gun Control or Guns for Teachers?
- April 19, 2018

Police Capt. Jeff Kreitz declined to comment on the specific security measures that will be in place at the high school during the walkout, saying that the department does not want to compromise the safety of the event. "We recommend students do not go to school that day, that way schools can not stop them from participating and the event will not be considered school affiliated", a statement from local organizers said. (more...)
Storm damages dozens of homes on Kauai, air rescues commence Storm damages dozens of homes on Kauai, air rescues commence
- April 18, 2018

Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. assessed the damage by helicopter, saying: "While we have a long road to recovery ahead of us, we are incredibly grateful for everyone who has stepped to the plate to help in one way or another". Kaui's Governor David Ige has declared the natural disaster a state of emergency and is committed to providing all available resources available to help the citizens of Kauai. (more...)
China Trade Surplus With US Jumps 19% In First Quarter China Trade Surplus With US Jumps 19% In First Quarter
- April 18, 2018

Even as China's trade surplus narrowed overall in the first three months of the year, its surplus with the USA surged 19.4 percent to $58.25 billion from a year earlier, customs data showed on Friday. Exports and imports both posted double-digit growth. "We hope both China and the USA can solve the disputes with wisdom and respect, in a constructive way", Spokesman Huang said. (more...)
Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Agree To Meet With CEO Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Agree To Meet With CEO
- April 18, 2018

Starbucks is closing all its stores nationwide on May 29 after an incident in which two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia location. "Police officers are not the only one deciding who get subjected to policing", he said . The arrests sparked protests, with some accusing both the police and the coffee chain of racism. "We also will further train our partners to better know when police assistance is warranted", said Johnson. (more...)

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